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Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser?

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Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? adhuth 9/27/09 7:18 AM
I often write the text of my emails in a word processor and then cut and paste it into my email program. Since downloading Chrome, I can't do that anylonger and have to shift back to Firefox to send any emails requiring a transfer of information using cut and paste.  What can be done about that?
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? wár17 § 9/27/09 9:02 AM
What email program are you using?  I can cut and paste from another application to Chrome. What error do you get when you paste? What version of Chrome are you using?
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? adhuth 9/27/09 9:13 AM
I'm using openoffice as a word processor and I'm a recent user of Chrome so
assume it's the latest version.  When I cut, nothing pastes into an email in
the Chrome browser.  There is no error message.  However, that same cut works fine
elsewhere so it has to be Chrome and a friend of mine has experienced the same problem.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? sarah.raz 9/28/09 10:50 PM
I am having this exact same problem! Very frustrating.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? sarah.raz 9/28/09 10:50 PM
I'm also using open office, chrome and gmail.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? adhuth 9/29/09 5:12 AM
I'm using another email server but I heard gmail doesn't work with it either. I really think we need to hear from google staff rather than wait for some other user to figure it out. Where do you go for actual help with the program?  I'm disabled and take a long time to create emails so I need to write them on my word processor and cut/paste them into email.  This isn't going to work for me if I have to use another browser for that purpose.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? wár17 § 9/30/09 11:14 PM
What version of Chrome are you guys using?
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? Carolyn_C 10/1/09 4:26 AM
I did some testing and found some interesting behaviors. I'm on the dev channel and I tried copying text from both MS Word 2007 and Open Office 3.1.0 into Gmail and got the following results:

Copying text from MS Word 2007 into Gmail opened in Chrome: Text successfully copied and pasted.

Copying text from Open Office 3.1.0 into Gmail opened in Chrome: Text failed to paste into Gmail's default text editor (the rich text formatting editor). Switching Gmail to use plain text formatting allowed me to successfully copy and paste from Open Office to Gmail.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? wár17 § 10/1/09 9:00 AM
onepinksheep, thanks for the testing. Wonder why Open Office is not compatible with Rich Text format in Gmail?
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? wár17 § 10/1/09 12:04 PM
I just checked.  Pasting OpenOffice text to Gmail Rich Text is a known issue.  Google developers are working on fixing the problem.

In the meantime, turn off Rich Formating when pasting.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? cjwinternet 11/10/09 4:05 AM
Oh well, guess we will have to wait two years to get it fixed.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? Charlenel2103 11/10/09 7:32 PM
I cannot copy and paste with Chrome.  I have not tried with any email program, but I have tried to copy and paste from chat rooms, myspace, and other applications.  There is no error message, it just doesn't do it!  Very frustrating, if there is no solution I'm going back to FF.  It is slower but I copy and paste so much it makes up for it.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? wár17 § 11/10/09 7:58 PM
Charlene,

How are you copying and pasting?  What are you pasting?  What version of Chrome and operating system are you using?
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? paul_f 11/12/09 4:24 AM
I could paste into Chrome using Ctrl-V until yesterday but now can't. Specifically I cannot paste into an fckeditor instance on a text area on a site I am developing.

Chrome updated itself to 3.0.195.32 yesterday which seems to have been the start of the issue.

Now, I can only paste if I right-click and Paste, and this generates an fckeditor popup which says: "Because of your browser security settings, the editor is not able to access your clipboard data directly. You are required to paste it again in this window.".
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? jimsul32 11/19/09 9:00 AM
I cannot paste into gmail text body.  I can paste into the To; field and then cut, and then paste (Ctrl-V) works. Using Chrome 3.0.195.33.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? SAM0301 12/1/09 10:43 PM
The same thing is happening to me too i cant paste from Chrome to Open Office this is really annoying does someone have a solution???  pls
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? jomofo7 1/6/10 1:14 PM
I can paste in "plain text" view, but not in "rich text" view
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? AxeSlinger 1/20/10 2:12 PM
I had the same problem.(Unable to cut and paste from web browser).
I uninstalled Yahoo Toolbar and....wah-la!
No more problem!
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? wár17 § 1/20/10 2:25 PM
AxeSlinger, you can integrate Yahoo Toolbar in Google Chrome?  I thought it was not possible?
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? geripeak 2/3/10 8:38 AM
I have the same problem with gmail, docs, blogspot so far.

When trying to paste from openoffice to google documents or gmail I've used the workaround of pasting elsewhere then into the spot i desired.  This can be tricky if you don't have other software to use readily, as I do  

Comically, I just tried to pasted from O.O. to Docs and it failed, so I came here to look for new workarounds...nada. BUT, I was able to paste my text in the reply box here and then recopy and paste into my waiting google doc.  So google support forums are finally helpful to me with the problem for the first time ever!! Yay!

what we do for free solutions!!
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? boomshackalacka 4/16/10 12:49 PM
Pasting without formatting, Ctrl+Shift+V, is working for me...

But it's annoying to have to go back and re-format my entire email.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? JonBr 6/2/10 2:59 PM
When trying to paste some rich text into a chrome page, in a box that would have allowed things like bold and italic, a window came up "Paste as Plain Text", and had me paste in there first, click on the insert button, and then it pasted my text into the page.  Needless to say all my formatting was lost!  What a pita!  Why is that box coming up?  Why wouldn't it let me just paste formatted text into the page??
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? St.A 10/12/10 2:35 PM
You're all missing the point. Forget formatting for a while. This looks like a bug in Chrome. On my version (latest 6.0.472.63) when i have something in the clipboard and i right-click over a text box in Chrome all the options with a keyboard short cut have an identified alien character in front of them as shows up as a block [ ]. This is why none of them work...undo, redo, cut, copy, paste, select all. If i right click on the url bar these options are the same but the block character is not there...as it shouldn't be...and thus all these short cuts work on that text box.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? Garth B 11/4/10 7:34 PM
From what I've found on the web, and read here, those that are effected many are effected differently. Also the problem seems to go well back into version 3.

For me, copy works fine. I can take data out of Chrome and paste it anywhere else i could otherwise..
Paste - either by right-clicking, ctrl-v or clipboard replacements - anywhere in Chrome does not work. So far the only exception I have found is Google Translate.

I selecting an area to copy is problematic with the area being selected jumping to odd places.

Newest Chrome. Windows Vista. Everything works fine, if too slowly, in Firefox.

How hard can Paste be to code, that it has persisted this long?
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? arthurh3535 11/22/10 6:49 PM
Yeah, I'm having a problem with this too 'recently' though I wonder if it has to do with Stylish type extensions.

{EDIT}

Just tested, Chrome Stylist does appear to break pasting into Rich Text Forms. Very annoying that it does. Web pages are too bright.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? caitief 6/15/11 8:39 AM
It isn't just open Office, it is also on Microsoft Word and is a big enough issue to make me switch back to Firefox. IT is especially bad for anyone who is applying for jobs - having the resume as an image looks horrible, and you can't just turn off formatted text because then the resume looks like crap.

I hope they get rid of this awful "feature" soon
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? levinerachel 6/15/11 11:42 AM
I am having the same problem and am going to switch back to safari if they don't remedy it soon. Like you, I need to paste the text of my word documents, NOT IN RICH TEXT FORMAT, into my emails, using good old copy and paste. Since all I get is the first page of the document, shown like a photograph, I find it completely useless.
Google, fix this!
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? terryapplebaum 6/25/11 3:39 PM
I have similar problems with Chrome. Copy or Cut/Paste works, but that's where the good news ends. The pasted text looks faded, and I am unable to do any editng of the pasted text.  Based on suggestions earlier on this forum, I went to Gmail via Firefox.  It worked like a charm.  It's difficult for me to understand why Google is unable or unwilling to do a fix. What do the technicians at Firefox know that Google doesn't?  Come on Google,  you're approaching two years on this glitch!  And that's just on this forum.  I like Chrome a lot, but this copy/cut and paste issue will soon rise to the level of arrivederci for me.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? joshmchugh 6/27/11 10:28 AM
Having same issue - trying to copy and paste a block of text from MS Word, it gets pasted as a non-editable image of the text. Intolerable. Please fix.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? appetizer 6/29/11 7:07 PM
Use the plain text option, paste your work, then return back to the rich text version
(on the title bar above the typing section)
Your work won't have the same format as it did in the document
but at least now you can edit it and easier to read than an image of the text
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? RoyJG 9/27/11 3:20 PM
Chrome 16.0.891.0 dev
OS X 10.7.1

Cut and paste does not work for either Copy/Paste or CMD+C/CMD+V.
Cut and paste does not work in other applications as well.
If you select text in a tab and then drag+drop it on another tab, the current tab will lock up.  Refreshing that tab works, but it won't fix the locked state.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? wár17 § 9/27/11 3:43 PM
RoyJG, look at your CPU usage?  It is abnormally high when you cut and paste?
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? JackyH 9/28/11 7:37 AM
Hi Everyone,

If you are still experiencing this issue, could you please tell me the follow:

-What Chrome version are you on?
-What OS are you using?
-What steps do you take to create this issue?
-What extensions do you have installed?

Thanks for your help!
Jacky
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? njh51 11/15/11 3:48 PM
version 15... says it is up to date.
OS X version 10.6.8
I was trying to copy and paste from a website into Google docs.
No extensions.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? JackyH 11/16/11 4:25 PM
+njh51 Are you experiencing this issue in other browsers? Do you have this issue in Safari and Firefox specifically? 

Thanks!
Jacky
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? Derek Lefler 12/5/11 8:23 PM
I have two versions of Chrome installed (v 17.0.962.0) and (v 15.0.874.121 m) and ctrl v only crashes Canary. Ctrl v isn't crashing Firefox either. It doesn't matter what kind of text I'm pasting (plain text, any type of formatting, etc.). Running Windows 7 Professional. I tested it without extensions installed and it is still happening.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? JackyH 12/7/11 5:10 PM
Hi + dereklefler

This is a known issue on canary; here's the larger thread discussing this issue:  http://goo.gl/NymHC In addition, this issue should be fixed; to track updates on this issue, follow this link:  http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=106185

Cheers,
Jacky
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? jbkalla 12/12/11 10:15 PM
JackyH, I'm usually unable to copy plain text or rich text or anything else, though I can usually copy from Chrome to a text editor.  I am normally unable to copy things from one Chrome tab or window to another.

Chrome 15.0.874.121
MacOS 10.7.2
I just started using this browser, so haven't really done anything.
Extensions:  AdBlock 2.5.5, EXIF Viewer 1.4.10, Forecastfox 2.0.10, UnFu(k Facebook 2.8.1.1
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? JackyH 12/14/11 7:01 PM
+ jbkalla,

I would first update to Chrome 16, which was just released yesterday; you can do this by going to Wrench Menu>About Chrome and then update. 

In addition, what happens when you try to cut and paste when you browse in an incognito window? Ctrl+Shift+N?

Cheers,
Jacky
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? jbkalla 12/20/11 4:56 AM
So I can paste into the browser window from plaintext in TextEdit, but I can't paste into a Facebook status box.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? jbkalla 12/20/11 4:57 AM
PS...  Yes, I can paste into both an incognito address bar and a regular address bar right now.
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? HAHAnotFunny 12/20/11 9:22 PM
ASSISTANCE PLEASE. Suddenly I can't copy & paste from Chrome (yes, it's up to date with 16.0.912.63) into either MS Word version 2010, current on updates, or into Yahoo mail using Windows XP. I checked my mouse by using another mouse and they both work the same.

I checked in an incognito window, no luck there either. I haven't noticed any other issues, so what can possibly be causing this problem?
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? JackyH 12/21/11 9:03 AM
+Jbkalla,

1. What extensions do you have installed? chrome://extensions/
2. If you disable all extensions in a normal (non incognito) window and re-enable each extensions one by one, are you able to paste properly? 
3. If this doesn't work, have you tried clearing cache? Ctrl+Shift+Delete What happens?

Thanks!
Jacky
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? JackyH 12/21/11 9:54 AM
+HAHAnotFunny

1. Are you able to copy and paste from Chrome into other applications?
2. In addition, are you having this issue with other browsers? Firefox? Internet Explorer? 

Thanks!
Jacky
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? twuiddoyk 3/14/12 10:20 AM
I was having the same problem using my MOUSE to try to paste the text. When you copy or cut from your Word Doc try hitting "ctrl + V" on your keyboard to paste it into your email. This works for me even in rich text format but it is very frustrating not to be able to just use your mouse to paste. I hope Google Chrome resolves this issue soon!!
Re: Why can't I cut and paste text into the Chrome Browser? GeoffTLondon 11/19/12 10:33 AM
I've seen the problem with Google Chrome Frame running within IE 8.

At least temporarily, clearing my cache did seem to help.

Thanks JackieH !!

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